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Apr 25, 2010 8:30am EDT
, and beyond. >> reporter: wearing her trademark hat and pearls, dr. height was awarded america's highest civilian honors, the congressional gold medal, back in 2004. >> dr. height's long, extraordinary career, as a civil rights advocate, has covered the field of human rights, from women's employment, and educational advancement, to anti-lynching. >> reporter: dr. height grew up in bitter times. yet she dedicated her life to bringing people together. >> america has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as citizens of color are concerned. >> reporter: she was a guiding force at the table when the big six slammed the big historic march on washington in 1963. the lone woman at a table full of men. despite her efforts, height could can not convince them that a woman should speak on the podium. >> i saw many women join me to have the opportunity for a woman to speak. you know, they gave us the rationale and said, well there are women members of all of those organizations, the churches, the unions, the naacp. we could not get them to see this difference when all of the heads of thos
Apr 4, 2010 8:30am EDT
wants to restore america by peacefully dismantling parts of the government. the fbi said the letters don't contain threats of violence. >>> the number of marriage licenses issued here in d.c. has soared ever since same-sex marriage was legalized. . 1100 marriage applications have been filed in the last month alone and courthouse officials say that is nearly six times the average monthly count. >>> this week republican delegate don dyer introduced improved impeachment of doug gans ler. the counsel said the chamber doesn't have the power to impeach the attorney general and dwyer's attempt can get him removed from the chamber. >>> you know what kills more police officers than guns or anything else? traffic accidents. local police agencies are involved in a lot of them. >> reporter: sometimes police-involved accidents are fatal. two are killed and 15 injured when a police chase went bad in may of 2007. a man was killed by a police officer who ran over him in a crosswalk on wisconsin avenue that year. but officers themselves are also at risk. >> traffic crashes are the leading cau
Apr 11, 2010 8:30am EDT
sure he doesn't spend more than he has. >>> bank of america recently announced with doing away with overdraft coverages on credit card coverage. it will apply to new accounts that start july 1 and kick in for existing debit card customers. that comes up on august 15th. for more consumer news, go to and click on the "living smart" page. >>> long with lovelily nowing plants and trees that make d.c. so beautiful, comes plenty of seasonal allergies. there are a host of medications to treat symptoms which seem to be coming earlier this year. we spoke way local doctor to find out why. >> every year i suffer a little bit more and it is longer each year, too. yeah. i'm feeling it. feeling it big-time. >> reporter: good reason why people like ingrid are feeling the signs of spring allergies sooner this year. >> it has hit with a vengeance. >> reporter: new study in a leading medical journal, april and may are the start of allergies in washington, d.c. area. the culprit comes from poll fen falling off of the blossoming oak trees. >> oak gets high and lasts six weeks and it is starti
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